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Crystal Meaning From A to Z

agate

Agate

 Agates are among the oldest stones in recorded history. In ancient times they were placed on or near the head during sleep to give rich dreams. Legend says that an agate placed in water for drinking will prevent illness and give strength. Agate is said to be an excellent stone for re-balancing and harmonizing mind, body and spirit. It is a widespread stone used by many who desire protection, strength and harmony. According to popular belief, Agates are good all-around stones for promoting positivity to any space by balancing of yin/yang energies. In spiritual practice, Agates are used to cleanse and stabilize the aura as well as eliminate and transform negativity in all chakras (energy centers).

Agate may encourage self-reflection in matters of well-being. It has been believed to awaken ones hidden talents and stimulate creative focus. Agate has been used historically for connecting with the spirit world. Agate has been traditionally used by crystal healers for certain physical and emotional ailments including strengthening eyesight, decreasing thirst and promoting marital fidelity.

Amazonite meaning

Amazonite

Amazonite is named for the Amazon River in Brazil and in the jungle surrounding the river where the stones were first discovered. According to legend, Amazonite can protect against electromagnetic radiation. Crystal healers work with Amazonite to align masculine and feminine energies within the physical and etheric bodies as well as balance many aspects of the personality. It has been used as a powerful amulet since ancient times in Central and South America and Mesopotamia. It has been called the “stone of courage” and “stone of truth.”

Amazonite has been thought to awaken feelings of empowerment in individuals to search, discover, and confirm one’s truth. Amazonite helps provide the strength and freedom to express thoughts and propel actions without inner conflict. Amazonite may assist the wearer to follow through with conviction to the benefit of oneself and helps one to communicate this newfound energy with others.

It is turquoise-green in color and primarily associated with the Thymus or Higher Heart chakra, although Amazonite has been thought to benefit all chakras. The Higher Heart chakra is the eight and least known of the chakras, which is located between the Heart and Throat chakras. Amazonite is a stone that encourages emotional healing, excellent at calming the mind and dispelling worry. Fear and anger from past traumas and current problems may dissipate with the application of Amazonite on the body, worn as a protective talisman.

amber spiritual meaning

Amber

Amber is a fossilized resin, which contains a moment in time perfectly preserved within its depths. It belongs to a class of organic gems, neither crystal nor mineral, that can range in color and opacity from golden honey to dark brown. Formed hundreds of millions of years ago, Amber has long been associated with protection, life and renewal. It has been said to be a repository of souls and may encourage rebirth karmically. Amber connects us to the ancient wisdom of our ancestors, bringing forth remembrance of genetic lessons that can shield us against negative energies.

Amber is a powerful healer, primarily associated with the Solar Plexus chakra. When worn, it has been known to bestow the wearer with a sense of calm, warmth and overall well-being. Amber has long been worn as a protective amulet. It may promote stability by aiding in the release of phobias and ingrained fears. Amber inspires us to “Let go, Let God.” It has also been used in crystal healing as a stress reducer.

amethyst crystal healingAmethyst

Amethyst is known as the “Gem of Fire.” At times in history it was considered to hold the same worth as Diamonds. Amethyst is a variety of Quartz and comes in many forms and sizes ranging from clusters to single points. The presence of the essential micromineral Manganese in Clear Quartz produces Amethyst. The amount of the element Iron contained in each piece of these beauties controls the purple variations. When mixed with White Quartz, it is known as Chevron Amethyst.

Amethyst is a stone of spirituality, frequently sought for crystal healing to open the Crown chakra. Opening of the Crown chakra has been reported to accelerate the development of psychic and intuitive abilities and strengthen connection with the Divine. It is a powerful crystal that can assist in aligning your physical reality with your spiritual purpose.  It was one of the stones in the breastplate of the High Priest and has been worn by high-ranking holy persons in the Christian tradition to symbolize spiritual power and heavenly realms.

When used during meditation, its energy is helpful to enter a deeper meditative state. While you are open to spiritual expansion, you are protected from low-lying energy by Amethyst’s high frequency energy, which acts as a barrier. It is an excellent protective stone, invoking white light to encase the body and repelling negative entities. This is a wonderful stone for overcoming addictions. It has been said Amethyst is effective at protecting the body against electromagnetic stress.

Well-respected for its experiential abilities to still the mind and release unwanted energies, Amethyst can assist you with achieving mental clarity. It can help you identify damaging thoughts, actions and behaviors that are not serving you well and causing you an imbalance. If you allow it, Amethyst can guide you to release self-destructive patterns and lead you to peace.

astrophyllite healing

Astrophyllite

Astrophyllite is a very rare gemstone only found in a few remote areas of the world. The name originates from Greek words, “Astron” (meaning ‘star’) and “Phyllon” (meaning ‘leaf’), which describe the entire galaxy contained within its crystalline starbust structure.

If you are ready for heaven-sent change, you can find it with Astrophyllite. Astrophyllite is used by healers to activate all the chakras by infusing them with healing angelic light. It purportedly connects the soul star chakra and the earth star chakras, which are part of the etheric body, not the physical body.

Astrophyllite energetically opens your connection to Mother Earth and the Divine. Accessing these chakras allows you to remain grounded while seeking the highest spiritual healing and wisdom. Wear Astrophyllite during meditation and envision white light moving through your body from the top of your head out of the bottom of your feet for maximum healing benefits.

This stone of transformation can reveal just who you are and what rests within you. It may allow you to see the soul and awaken to your true purpose. Astrophyllite allegedly absorbs undesirable energies and creates a window to change them into opportunities.

black obsidian healing meaning

Black Obsidian

Black obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed when molten lava cools so quickly in water that it doesn’t have time to crystallize. This powerhouse stone embodies all the compressed fiery energies of its genesis. Obsidian is well-known as “Dragonglass,” one of the two substances capable of killing White Walkers on the popular television series, Game of Thrones. In both the fantasy world of Westeros and in the real realm of crystal healing, the powers of obsidian are legendary.

Obsidian is an excellent stone for regulating energy and particularly for absorbing negative energy. Obsidian is an extraordinary ‘psychic vacuum cleaner,’ beneficial for removing unwanted attachments weighing down the aura. Obsidian has also been noted to be helpful for absorbing electromagnetic pollution from the wearer’s environment. When placed under their pillow, it has been said to draw out stress and tension, as well as revealing the reasons for these stressors, often in the form of edifying dreams. It can rapidly expose one’s flaws, weaknesses, blockages and the truth, making you confront these issues before finding peace.

Obsidian is a powerful protective stone that protects against psychic attack. Its calming and grounding presence help connect you to the very center of the earth, making it a great stone to use for grounding/earthing. It encourages healing in the Root and the Soul Star chakras and connects all chakras together on the astral plane. Obsidian is sought after by healers for alleviating symptoms of insecurity and depression, especially caused by other people’s stress and negativity. It may help with regulating digestion and alleviating pain, particularly associated with cramps of an unknown origin.

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Black Onyx

Onyx is a great grounding and stabilizing stone known to help release negative emotions such as sorrow and grief. It is used in spiritual practice to encourage the end of unhappy or toxic relationships. Onyx jewelry is traditionally worn to defend against negativity that is directed at you. It allegedly increases ones resistance, persistence, and focus, enabling one to perform unmanageable tasks to completion. It may help in healing past traumas. Onyx has been used in crystal therapy to help disorders of the bones, bone marrow and blood.

bloodstone

Bloodstone

Bloodstone, also known as Heliotrope, is associated with strength and has been treasured for thousands of years as “The Sun Stone.” Bloodstone is composed of deep Green Chalcedony with blood-like spots of Red Jasper. Legend has said that Bloodstone was formed at the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, when the blood of his wounds fell onto the dark green earth and turned to stone.

It dates back 5,000 years to ancient Mesopotamian civilizations where it was used as a healing tool for the body and its organs. It is said that the stone would be placed in cold water and then on the body to detox organs, aid circulation, stop blood flow and cure wounds. Ancient warriors carried a piece with them at all times as an amulet of protection and courage.

It has been long thought that the powerful red and green colors of Bloodstone promote purity of the blood and of the mind, revealing your inner strength and divine ability to endure challenging times. Bloodstone has been used in the spiritual tradition for healing the blood and treating diseases of the spleen, kidneys, bladder, intestines and liver. It has also been used to help with failing eyesight, lung congestion and rashes. Ground to a powder form and mixed with honey, Bloodstone has been said to cure tumors and draw out snake venom.

Bloodstone is regarded as a gem of noble sacrifice and purportedly bestows courage to to all who are called to give for the greater good of others. Bloodstone carries a timeless feeling, revealing a sense of mystery to the wearer. This is a Heart chakra stone that allows insight into the here and now with adaptability and acceptance. If you know someone being bullied, gift them a piece of Bloodstone and have them carry it with them always.

blue quartz meaning spiritual

Blue Quartz

A soothing, stress-relief stone of tranquility. It cleanses the aura and may clear even the toughest energy blockages. Blue quartz helps to improve communication with others and with your higher self. It may help to release fear, overcome addictions and may boost creative expression. Blue quartz protects against negativity, may lift depression and restore hope, happiness and peace.

bronzite meaning spiritual

Bronzite

Bronzite is a protective and grounding stone with strong energies that aids one in facing challenging decisions and being certain about the choices one makes. The vibrations may help one sort out the benefits and consequences facing each decision while dispersing indecision and doubt. Bronzite may provide a sense of certainty while it helps with one taking control of one’s life, goals and decisions. Bronzite has been known to be beneficial in opening the root chakra and balancing the sacral chakra. It may be used to treat the assimilation of iron, reduce muscular tension, and dispels restlessness caused by emotional and psychophysical ailments.

carnelian healing

Carnelian

A stone of motivation, endurance, leadership and courage. Carnelian clarifies the voice. It is the Singer’s Stone and promotes confidence for performances on stage or in live media. It lends the courage needed to overcome difficulties and defend a cause. Carnelian aids in moving forward on a new life path. It enhances vitality and creativity.

cheetah agate meaning spiritual

Cheetah Agate (Rare)

Cheetah Agate allows the wearer to access inner strength, vitality and prowess of the cheetah for which it was named. Cheetah agate opens and balances the heart, root and sacral chakras. It enhances willpower, courage and mental function. It may motivate you to find more creative solutions to challenging problems that you have been facing. This crystal will fortify your connection to nature and to the earth. Use this crystal during meditation to access animal spirit guides, get in touch with your inner predatory essence and integrate mysticism and feline nature into your life.

citrine crystal healing

Citrine

Citrine, from the French word citron (meaning citrus), carries the power of the Sun and will stimulate the soul into action. It is a yellow variety of Quartz that may range from golden yellow to honey brown. Most Citrine you encounter is heat-treated Amethyst or Smoky Quartz.

Citrine helps with all matters of money. This is a crystal traditionally rumored to assist in acquiring wealth. Wearing Citrine just may put you on a fast track to achieving fast money.

All good things come to those who adorn Citrine. It is a most protective stone that leads one in the direction of solutions and positivity. There is a feeling of cohesiveness associated with Citrine. It brings people, places and things together to promote productivity for the big picture. Envision the golden rays of Citrine encompassing your entire being for maximum protection against negativity in any form. Your Citrine companion will certainly bring the light of abundance into your life.

clear quartz crystal healing

Clear Quartz

Quartz is a master healer. It is considered one of the most powerful healing crystals and energy amplifiers on the planet. Quartz is the second most common type of crystal found in the earth’s crust. It belongs to the trigonal crystal system, with ideal crystals forming a six-sided pyramidal structure, reminiscent of the mysterious pyramids of ancient Egypt. In chemistry, six-sided molecules generally exhibit stabilizing properties due to their heightened ability to distribute energy among atoms in the form of electrons.

Consequently, Quartz is well-known for its metaphysical properties and strong vibration related to absorbing and transmitting energy. Its stable and regular crystalline molecular structure makes quartz easily programmed to store information, which may be why it is being increasingly used in technology and medical equipment. Quartz is at the core of watches, computer chips, ultrasound machines and more. Throughout history Quartz has not only been valued for its use in modern technology; it has been sought after for creating important cultural and religious valuables, including talismans, amulets, jewelry and other hardstone carvings. Indigenous Americans referred to Quartz as the brain cells of Mother Earth. There is no limit to what it can do.

Quartz has been used in spiritual practice to balance bodily systems, stimulate the immune system and harmonize all chakras. Healers have long been drawn to quartz to protect the aura (energy field surrounding the body). This is a good all-around crystal. If you are new to crystal therapy and you can only purchase one crystal, this is a must have. It is the easiest crystal to program and delivers the most positive effect simultaneously to all of the body’s energy centers. It needs frequent cleansing because it absorbs negative energy easily.

fluorite healing

Fluorite

Fluorite is a stone of mental clarity. It has been used to balance the brain’s hemispheres. Fluorite is an extremely soothing stone that increases ones ability to concentrate, learn and heal. It is an excellent all-purpose healing stone that promotes healing and self-love on all levels. It will absorb negative energy and gently transform it into calming energy, making it a great stone for easing anger and depression.

This is an ideal stone to overcome chaos. This highly structured and unique crystal imparts its balanced resonance to its wearers. Fluorite has been used to reorganize physical, emotional and mental bodies. It is the best crystal to use for restoring organization to yourself and your space. This stone cleanses and stabilizes the aura, dissolves illusions and guards against psychic attack. It improves decision-making and critical thinking skills.

Fluorite is the natural mineral form of calcium fluoride, which is well-known in medicine for strengthening bones (especially teeth) by inserting itself into the structure of our bone matrix (hydroxyapatite) and creating a more durable compound (fluorapatite). It’s cubic crystalline structure energetically contains the element fluorine, which is the smallest but most powerful element known to man. Fluorine is very reactive and the most electronegative element, but when coupled with calcium, it is a stable healing tool.

Fluorite is effective at relieving stress, tension and anxiety. While you should not ingest the crystalline form of this compound, it has been used in crystal healing to treat digestive disorders when placed on the abdomen by clearing energy blockages from the gastrointestinal tract.

hawk's eye meaning spiritual

Hawk’s Eye

This stone improves communication. Wear a piece of Hawk’s eye to calm nerves while speaking or performing in public. It helps you to recognize your talents as well as your faults. This stone may provide insight, perspective and clarity on difficult situations and allow one to see and accept reality and truth. It can stimulate the courage to make your thoughts, hopes and dreams a reality in the physical realm. Hawk’s eye balances your higher chakras with your lower chakras, keeping you connected to the earth while doing spiritual work. Hawk’s eye is considered to bring good fortune particularly in the form of money.

hematite

Hematite

A calming stone of protection, stability and grounding. Hematite strengthens one’s connection to the earth. When worn, it creates an energetic shield around the wearer, reflecting negativity back to its source. It is used to overcome compulsions and addictions. Hematite helps to boost self-esteem and self-confidence. It uses the magnetic qualities of our yin-yang (masculine and feminine) energies to balance the body’s meridians. It may help with mental organization and logical thinking. Traditionally Hematite has been used to treat stress, anxiety, insomnia, spinal alignment, and blood disorders. It focuses energy and emotions for balance between the mind, body and spirit.

red jasper healing

Jasper

Jasper grounds one to the earth plane and to the present moment. During moments of isolation, it may stimulate reflection and bring awareness to the connection we hold with all living things. It has been referenced as the ‘Supreme nurturer’ and is a stone of warmth, comfort, strength and stability. In ancient times, shamans, priests and royalty wore this stone for protection and considered it to be sacred. It balances the aura, bringing a sense of wholeness, peace and clarity like no other. Wear Jasper to help you make decisions and access the determination needed to pursue your goals.

labradorite healing

Labradorite

Labradorite, also known as Spectrolite, comes in a variety of hues including pale green, blue, gold, copper, pink and purple. Labradorite is a stone of magic and transformation. It is an extremely powerful crystal for increasing psychic abilities while keeping one grounded to the Earth plane. Labradorite stimulates the third eye to raise consciousness and awaken hidden magic within you.

Labradorite has the ability to reduce insecurities and eliminate fear. It has been said that Labradorite may release past life traumas, especially those experienced from being psychic, by holding onto the energy of here and now. Labradorite casts light on illusions in your life. It allows one to distinguish from outside influences and personal issues. It is beneficial for connecting to your soul’s higher purpose. If you are seeking truth, change and ascension, this is the stone for you.

Labradorite is a very vibrant crystal that is immediately noticed and adored. Its bold beauty encourages one to stand out from the crowd and embrace ones individuality. Labradorite bestows strong faith in self and trust for the divine source. If you need a confidence boost, be sure to wear Labradorite.

Labradorite has been known to relieve headaches (especially related to psychic blockages), treat hormonal imbalances, aid in digestion and as a preventative against colds.

lapis lazuli healing

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli is one of the mysteries of ancient Persia. Its appearance has long evoked imagery of a vast evening sky flecked with gold stars. Lapis has been extensively worn and used by ancient Healers/Medicine Men, Priests/Monks and Royalty. Lapis has been a favorite stone for creating the Evil Eye, which provides protection from evil spirits and negative energies. Lapis is a stone of truth, respect and wisdom. It stimulates creativity, peace of mind, and freedom from negative thoughts. It promotes self-awareness and acceptance of oneself.

Lapis Lazuli’s stable crystalline structure activates the third eye chakra and opens the energy of the throat chakra. This stone is beneficial for ailments related to organs associated with these chakras. It has been known to relieve general pain and inflammation, especially from chronic low back pain and migraine headaches. Lapis provides mental clarity and regulates mental disorders such as attention-deficit and autism. Lapis works well for disorders of the throat, larynx, and vocal chords (as well as the endocrine and thyroid glands).

larimar healing

Larimar

Larimar is a rare stone of wonderful healing power that brings to the wearer absolute peace. Its beautiful blue-green hues are reminiscent of the clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean (the only place it is found in the world). Larimar has been long sought-after for healing and harmonizing the mind, body and spirit.

This is a stone of the throat chakra. It empowers you to clearly communicate and speak your truth. Larimar naturally raises your vibration and level of consciousness. It can assist in communicating with your angels and spirit guides. When worn near the throat it soothes and cleanses pain lingering from past relationships and traumas. When placed on the heart, it can help to heal a broken heart.

Larimar has all the power of a calm sea and a tranquil sky contained within its depths. Mentally, it releases the mind from depression, anxiety and fear. Emotionally, Larimar brings calmness and balance. It is excellent for stabilizing erratic energies and mood swings, like those seen with bipolar disorder. Larimar stimulates creativity and nurtures a “go with the flow” mentality. Larimar will truly help you to find clarity and wellbeing within the chaos of life. Physically, it will help the wearer cope with change. Larimar connects with the energies of the goddess, helping women reawaken to their femininity.

leopard jasper meaning spiritual

Leopard Skin Jasper (Jaguar Stone)

This powerful protection stone allows the wearer to develop the strength, vitality and stability of the leopard for which it was named. Leopard Skin Jasper is a stone of Shamanic journeying that aids in out of the body experiences. It helps one to discover and connect with one’s animal totems and power/spirit animals. It will attract resources one needs for personal growth. It may sustain and support you in times of stress, bringing tranquility and wholeness to your life. This stone may help with chronic health conditions.

 

rose quartz healing

Rose Quartz

This is the love crystal. It is capable of handling, healing and balancing all matters of the heart. Its soft, compassionate energy will help to dissolve emotional wounds, fears and resentments and will circulate Divine unconditional love throughout the aura. Rose Quartz will assist the heart to reawaken to its own innate love, providing a sense of personal fulfillment and contentment and allowing one to regain the capacity to give and receive love from others.

Rose Quartz may have been used as a love token as early as 600 B.C. and is still an important talisman of relationships. It is quite effective in attracting new love, romance and intimacy, or in developing a closer bond with family or friends. It supports connection within groups and community, and carries a high spiritual attunement to the Earth, Universe, and the Divine.

selenite healing

Selenite

Selenite is one of the most highly sought after crystals in the world. It is desired for its ability to cleanse other crystals and also as a powerful stabilizer for erratic emotions. It will cleanse your soul along with your jewelry and crystals and it never needs cleansing. Selenite is widely known to instill deep peace and is excellent for meditation and spiritual work. DO NOT under any circumstances expose selenite to water.

septarian spiritual meaning

Septarian

Septarian, also known as Dragon Stone or Dragon Eggs, is composed of Calcite (yellow), Aragonite (brown), and Limestone (gray). Septarian is a wonderful display of Mother Nature’s beauty. It was formed seventy million years ago when volcanic activity under the sea killed marine life and it fossilized on the sea floor. Septarian is considered a grounding stone of protection.

sodalite healing

Sodalite

A stone that will aid you with developing intuition, psychic and/or clairvoyant abilities (or strengthen them if you are already using these gifts). This stone has a high vibration that supports truth, communication and peace. Sodalite may help you better understand the life you are living and your spiritual purpose. It is an excellent stone to achieve deeper meditation. It may also help you recall dreams and may aid lucid dreaming. Sodalite may stimulate latent creative abilities.

tiger eye spiritual meaning

Tiger Eye

Tiger Eye is a variety of macrocrystalline Quartz known for its luscious golden shades combined with hues of brown. Tiger Eye is a stone of personal power, which was named for the popular idiom “Eye of the tiger” for its use to manifest Tiger-like qualities. Tigers are predatory cats that quietly stalks its prey before striking with one fatal blow. This is analogous to one intently focusing on one’s goals and seizing opportunities when the time is right.

Tiger Eye has been used traditionally to provide the wearer with the heightened ability of keen observation and an increased sense of “knowing.” Thus, Tiger Eye may be a beneficial stone to treat disorders related to inadequate focus, such as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Tiger Eye may be helpful for those who struggle to make good decisions.

It has been said by crystal healers that Tiger Eye provides stability and awareness while integrating the spiritual with the physical. Tiger Eye is a wonderful stone of a cohesive nature. It may increase one’s capacity for compassion and strengthens ones desire to manifest intent, making it effective at overcoming addictive personalities.

Tiger Eye’s golden color brings light and strong positive energy into any space. Sunlight and bright light have been shown to reduce symptoms of depression. If you want to bring some light indoors, the constant luminous shine of Tiger Eye could stimulate the release of melatonin, which may combat depression and the “blues”. It is an ancient talisman, worn by Roman soldiers for protection in battle.

Throughout history Tiger Eye has been well-revered as a symbol of prosperity and said to bring the wearer good fortune along with providing protection against the evil eye and the negative intentions of others. Crystal healers recommend wearing Tiger Eye to alleviate nightmares.

turquoise spiritual meaning

Turquoise

Turquoise, the sacred stone of sky and water, has been used for healing and strengthening the wearer. It has been worshiped since time immemorial for its life-giving, miraculous and restorative properties.  Still revered in Indigenous, Native American and Oriental cultures as a piece of “fallen sky” that has ‘watered’ the Earth, Turquoise traditionally symbolizes vitality, wealth, power and strength. It has been worn and used by royalty, healers and the most deeply spiritual beings.

Turquoise is a Shaman’s stone. Worn during journeying and meditation, turquoise purportedly enhances one’s connection with both the physical and spiritual worlds. Spiritually, it is one of the best stones to stimulate the Third Eye chakra, which may facilitate creativity, naturally raise your vibration and level of consciousness. It is said that adorning turquoise may enhance psychic abilities and strengthen the connection to the other side. Turquoise is also frequently used to open, balance and heal the Throat chakra. Turquoise has been used by crystal healers to access peace of mind, understanding and wisdom.

This powerful stone has been used in the realm of spiritual belief to protect the wearer from harm of all kinds, especially from falls and attacks by enemies. It is truly an ancient and legendary stone that seemingly bestows its celestial powers to all who are in possession of it.

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